Akron robber, gang member sentenced t...

Akron robber, gang member sentenced to eight years

There are 36 comments on the Akron Beacon Journal story from Feb 20, 2008, titled Akron robber, gang member sentenced to eight years. In it, Akron Beacon Journal reports that:

A 22-year-old Akron man who robbed a Barberton man at gunpoint in August has been sentenced to a total of eight years in prison.

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“You don't know me.”

Since: Jan 08

LA

#4 Feb 20, 2008
Sonar 68 wrote:
You couldn't make this stuff up. They are about the stupidest race of people on earth. We are going to be running out of jail space soon. Then we are going to open more zoos. Put them in the gages where they belong.
Yes...classify us all by the actions of a few. What would you call that? What were your comments on the forum for the whate man that killed his wife?

“You don't know me.”

Since: Jan 08

LA

#5 Feb 20, 2008
white...before someone tells me to use spell check.
Realist44

La Jolla, CA

#7 Feb 20, 2008
a total waste of tax dollars. execution is more efficient and the day is coming for a federal law to execute gang members....BOOOOOYYYYAAAAAAHHH HH!
John Q Public

Akron, OH

#8 Feb 20, 2008
People will vent. Don't take it personally. Ignorance is replaced with compassion the more we learn. What scares me the most after reading this story is the sentence. "Ronald Lewis, 22, was sentenced today by Summit County Common Pleas Judge Thomas Teodosio to three years for a charge of aggravated robbery, three years for a firearm specification and two years for participating in a criminal gang"!!!! Two years for the gang membership dues. That is how much importance Akron puts on gang crime! Again, Akron failed to make a statement to these (fill in the blank____)gang members by imposing a serious sentence. Two years will be 6 months in a perfect world! Also, if you sentence someone to multiple charges, to run SIMULTANEOUSLY why bother with the charges at all? there is no restitution paid that way. Just to make sure they are labeled felons i guess.
Nice try Akron, and another GREAT decision by one of our illustrious judges.
Skip

Chapel Hill, NC

#9 Feb 20, 2008
Ok, We need to start treating him and others like we do sex offenders which is to have them also listed on the internet and folks advised that folks and others like him are in the neighborhood!! Seems like a fair way of doing things. After all seems like our Government only profiles certain crimes!!! This guy along with Drug dealers and many others can also harm children.
TFC

Youngstown, OH

#10 Feb 20, 2008
MyKidsMom wrote:
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Yes...classify us all by the actions of a few. What would you call that? What were your comments on the forum for the whate man that killed his wife?
More like the actions of many. The educated, upstanding, hard working black people are vastly outnumbered by the gangbangers, thugs, thieves, muggers, etc. Which puts the majority of blacks in the bad light.
Highlander

United States

#11 Feb 20, 2008
Like, OMG, isnt Kaika Klan that singer from the 80's that sang 'I Feel For You'?!? I love her! lol!
Class of 68

Chicopee, MA

#13 Feb 20, 2008
Oh, please! Any of you old enough to remember the Kenmore gang of dumb white kids that called themselves the "Dew Rag Posse" ?

Stupidity is color blind and an equal opportunity affliction.
american patriot

Gallipolis, OH

#15 Feb 20, 2008
THIS GUY LIKES GANGS WITH THE WORD KLAN IN IT . MAYBE THE KU KLUX KLAN WOULD ACCEPT HIM IN THERE LITTLE GANG.GET A JOB AND GET A REAL LIFE YOU LOOSER
american patriot

Gallipolis, OH

#16 Feb 20, 2008
Class of 68 wrote:
Oh, please! Any of you old enough to remember the Kenmore gang of dumb white kids that called themselves the "Dew Rag Posse" ?
Stupidity is color blind and an equal opportunity affliction.
I NEW OF A GUY THAT WAS IN THAT GANG AND IF I RECALL , THE DUMB ASS ROBBED A GAS STATION AND THEN WENT IN LATER TO BUY SOMETHING AND THEY RECONIZED HIM AND CAUGHT HIM.THATS PRETTY STUPID OF THE WHITE GUY. MAYBE MY MEMORY IS WRONG?
Tularecito

Columbus, OH

#17 Feb 20, 2008
Class of 68 wrote:
Oh, please! Any of you old enough to remember the Kenmore gang of dumb white kids that called themselves the "Dew Rag Posse" ?
Stupidity is color blind and an equal opportunity affliction.
According to the APD gang unit those boys are still around, along with 75+ known gangs in the Akron area. Black, white, chicano, asian, all the colors under the rainbow.
JUST AN OBSERVER

Akron, OH

#18 Feb 20, 2008
Skip wrote:
Ok, We need to start treating him and others like we do sex offenders which is to have them also listed on the internet and folks advised that folks and others like him are in the neighborhood!! Seems like a fair way of doing things. After all seems like our Government only profiles certain crimes!!! This guy along with Drug dealers and many others can also harm children.
AGREED - CONVICTED FELONS SHOULD REGISTER AS TO WHERE THERE RESIDENCE IS LOCATED, BE LISTED ON A DIRECTLY ACCESSABLE WEBSITE COMPLETE WITH CRIMINAL HISTORY, CONDITIONS OF RELEASE, AS WELL AS NOTIFACATION OF THOSE IN THE IMMEDIATE NEIGHBORHOOD. ENOUGH OF THIS "BLENDING" BACK INTO SOCIETY. MOST ARE NOT INTERESTED. THOSE WHO ARE, WILL SIMPLY HAVE TO MAKE THE ADJUSTMENT.
Cant- we all get along

San Antonio, TX

#19 Feb 20, 2008
Sonar 68 wrote:
You couldn't make this stuff up. They are about the stupidest race of people on earth. We are going to be running out of jail space soon. Then we are going to open more zoos. Put them in the gages where they belong.
Why is race always a issue. It's people like you that make me worry about my child's future. The ugliness that you carry in your heart. All Afro-American are not bad as well as all Caucasians. Crime has no color and should be treated accortdingly It's people like you that scare me, you could be the judge that is sentencing the innocent. Be careful what you say, our sons and daughters may fall in love...Life is like that. I'll keep you in my prayers!!!
John Q Public

Akron, OH

#20 Feb 20, 2008
Skip wrote:
Ok, We need to start treating him and others like we do sex offenders which is to have them also listed on the internet and folks advised that folks and others like him are in the neighborhood!! Seems like a fair way of doing things. After all seems like our Government only profiles certain crimes!!! This guy along with Drug dealers and many others can also harm children.
Are you referring to the misguided, soon to be rehabilitated less fortunate because of circumstances beyond his control young black male entering the corrections facility or the judge? I'm just saying.....
american patriot

Gallipolis, OH

#21 Feb 20, 2008
I THINK THESE GANG MEMBERS WATCH TO MUCH BET OR MTV. THEY ARE TO STUPID TO REALIZE THAT THEY ARE NOTHING BUT SOME LITTLE PISS A$$ NEIGHBORHOOD THUG THAT THINKS THEY ARE SOME BIG TIME PLAYA. SO WHATS THE DEAL WITH HAVING A CAR THAT YOUR RIMS AND TIRES COST MORE THAN YOUR WHOLE VEHICLE. THATS NOT COOL . THAT MEANS YOUR POOR ASS SELF IS TRYING TO ACT LIKE THEY ARE OUT TO IMPRESS. THE 50.00 CAR WITH 5,000.00 RIMS , TIRES AND CURB FEELERS.OHHHH HOW COOL IS THAT . F------ REDICULOUS. SOME DUMB HO MIGHT BE IMPRESSED. NOTICE DUMB HO
Cant- we all get along

San Antonio, TX

#22 Feb 20, 2008
white guy wrote:
black guy again
It could have been you!!! WHITE GUY--Give me a break please
american patriot

Gallipolis, OH

#23 Feb 20, 2008
Cant- we all get along wrote:
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Why is race always a issue. It's people like you that make me worry about my child's future. The ugliness that you carry in your heart. All Afro-American are not bad as well as all Caucasians. Crime has no color and should be treated accortdingly It's people like you that scare me, you could be the judge that is sentencing the innocent. Be careful what you say, our sons and daughters may fall in love...Life is like that. I'll keep you in my prayers!!!
WHY ARE THEY MAINLY OF COLORED ORIGIN THEN. OH THERE IS PLENTY OF WHITE TRASH, COME DOWN BY ME THEY ARE EVERYWHERE.F--- REDNECK , TRAILORTRASH, DUMBA$$ES
BF Goodrich

United States

#24 Feb 20, 2008
Kaika Klan gang are a bunch of punk sissys. These dudes will not last in prison
Ho Hum

Shelby, OH

#25 Feb 20, 2008
John Q Public wrote:
People will vent. Don't take it personally. Ignorance is replaced with compassion the more we learn. What scares me the most after reading this story is the sentence. "Ronald Lewis, 22, was sentenced today by Summit County Common Pleas Judge Thomas Teodosio to three years for a charge of aggravated robbery, three years for a firearm specification and two years for participating in a criminal gang"!!!! Two years for the gang membership dues. That is how much importance Akron puts on gang crime! Again, Akron failed to make a statement to these (fill in the blank____)gang members by imposing a serious sentence. Two years will be 6 months in a perfect world! Also, if you sentence someone to multiple charges, to run SIMULTANEOUSLY why bother with the charges at all? there is no restitution paid that way. Just to make sure they are labeled felons i guess.
Nice try Akron, and another GREAT decision by one of our illustrious judges.
I just want to clear something up. "Akron" doesn't prosecute felonies, Summit County does. Sure, "Akron" makes arrests, but only the state, with the county acting on its behalf, prosecutes felonies. That's why you don't find offenses like murder and rape among the Akron city ordinances.

Actually, the sentences Teodisio handed down were pretty severe. If the general public knew just how much serious offenders get away with on a regular basis, there'd be a huge outcry.

It wouldn't matter though, because county judges don't live in Akron, and don't have to put up with the kinds of things that take place in some of our less well-to-do neighborhoods. Therefore, they really don't have any need to get these people off the streets.

My $.02.
crazy laws

Atwater, OH

#26 Feb 20, 2008
That depends, did he rob her first because he was tooooo lazy to get a real job? Did the white man kill his wife because she came home with the wrong COLORS on or her hat on the wrong way or was it because she stole his drug money and now he can't buy new rims for his caddy so his hood friends would think he was the MAN. Now if she took the money that he was going to buy that gold grille for his teeth..then yea...he's a bbaadd bbooyy!
MyKidsMom wrote:
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Yes...classify us all by the actions of a few. What would you call that? What were your comments on the forum for the whate man that killed his wife?

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